Brett Nasuti, the 12-year-old Children’s patient who last year became the first person in the country to take part in a milk allergy desensitization study, is featured in a Boston Globe article today about the rise in food allergies – and why doctors and researchers are so flummoxed by it.
Children’s allergy specialist Dale Umetsu, MD, PhD, who is also featured, says of the food allergy epidemic, “The bottom line is we’re just not smart enough. We don’t fully understand what’s going on. It’s a confusing area.’’
Brett, his mother, Robyn, and the rest of the Nasuti family were featured last year in Thrive’s award-winning eight-part video series about the study that cured Brett of his severe milk allergy. View part one below and check out thriving.childrenshospital.org/milk-allergies for the full series.